8:30—9:30 AM EDT | 1.30 - 2.30 PM BST

The State of UK Development: A Conversation with Sarah Champion MP, International Development Committee Chair


Sarah Champion, Chair of the International Development Select Committee and Labour MP for Rotherham


Ian Mitchell, Co-Director, Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow at CGD

[Streamed on Wednesday June 7th, at 1.30pm BST, UK time]

Sarah Champion, Chair of the International Development Select Committee & MP for Rotherham, will discuss what the future holds for the UK’s international development policy with Ian Mitchell, Senior Policy Fellow and Co-Director at the Center for Global Development.

Recent decisions on how to spend the aid budget have meant that more than ever is being spent inside the UK. And with a general election fast approaching, now is the time that crucial decisions about future policy are being considered.

After three years as the Chair of the UK’s International Development Committee, and with more than a decade’s experience as an MP, Ms. Champion is uniquely placed to offer perspective on development policy of recent years, and what the future might hold. Join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking discussion on the UK’s role in international development, with topics ranging from whether we should be counting funds spent inside the UK as Official Development Assistance, to how her constituents view foreign aid.

If you have questions for our panelists, please submit them via YouTube, tweet @CGDev #CGDTalks or write to events@cgdev.org.

Please note that this event is open to pre-registered media. If you have questions regarding media engagement, please contact mediarelations@cgdev.org.

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